[REVIEW] ACWELL Traditional Grain Syrup Mugwort Mask

[REVIEW] ACWELL Traditional Grain Syrup Mugwort Mask

ACWELL Traditional Grain Syrup Mugwort Mask Review:

Having had a pleasant experience with the Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Cleansing Toner in the past, when I saw a deal on this range of sheet masks from ACWELL, I immediately looked up the ingredients before eagerly deciding to purchase them through a friend.

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[REVIEW] The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% Suspension + 2% HA Spheres

[REVIEW] The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% Suspension + 2% HA Spheres

The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% Suspension + 2% HA Spheres Review:

When talking about anti-aging skincare ingredients, vitamin C is definitely one of the most popular and effective ingredients that we can incorporate in our routine. It is packed with antioxidant, helps with skin ageing, aids in lightening pigmentations as well as overall brightening of the skin complexion.

My first ever vitamin C product was the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop. The reason I chose this product is because I wanted a gentle vitamin C formula to introduce to my skin. After 6 months of using it, I felt like I was ready to move on to a stronger and more potent formula to tackle some pigmentation. And after reading lots of reviews, I decided to choose The Ordinary Vitamin C 23% Suspension for its stable formula and the unbeatable price point.

But a lot of people complained aboout the product’s texture and strong stinging sensation they get from this. Some even reacted badly towards this! So lets see if my experience and opinion as others are the same or not.

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[REVIEW] TIAM My Signature C Source

[REVIEW] TIAM My Signature C Source

Tiam My Signature C Source Review:

I have, for nearly 2 years now, been incorporating a vitamin C serum in both my daily and nightly skincare routine. However, the serum(s) that I used only contained a 5% maximum concentration of vitamin C and it was quite expensive for a small amount. I did more research in the blogosphere and finally decided to give this much talked about serum a shot. This baby here contains a 20% concentration of vitamin C and was much cheaper! You don’t have to tell me twice. On the day it arrived, I started using it and have been very happy with the results.

This product used to be known as the O.S.T. C20 serum and Tiam (the company that produces the serum) is part of the Cosrx family. Now, I have a lot of faith in the entire Cosrx products line and so unsurprisingly, this blind faith extended to Tiam as well. I was not disappointed. This faint citrus scented serum has become my favourite part of my skincare routine, not only because I love the smell of oranges but mainly because it has actually helped lighten some of the scarring I had from blemishes around my chin area (the result of being a woman and suffering through hormonal blemishes during that time of the month).

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[REVIEW] The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

[REVIEW] The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Review:

What happens when you combine science, environmentalism and effective marketing? Boom, The Ordinary, a name that immediately became household even to people that don’t really care about skincare. That happened not only because their prices are the cheapest on the market but because they make products that actually work. No, The Ordinary didn’t invent new technologies that do magic on your skin. If you quickly google it you will find that there’s other brands with similar products. That’s not the main point though. The point is that The Ordinary made as effective products- if not more effective, for a tiny fraction of the price. In my opinion they are making a revolution. They are proving that skincare can be for everyone. If one brand is really doing a lot to make people’s skin better, that is The Ordinary.

Now jumping to this peel, out of all the actives I’d say AHA and vitamin C are the most well-known. About a year ago, I went through an ”I need actives to function properly” faze. I’m not really proud about it, but as soon as I saw 30% AHA it must’ve taken me less than 2 minutes to buy this peel. The reason is that AHA and BHA (which by the way actually works better on my skin), are known to be effective deep exfoliants that help with fighting acne and for improve the skin’s look.

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[REVIEW] The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%

[REVIEW]  The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%

The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% Review:

I have always wanted to incorporate acid into my skincare routine but I always hesitate because I fear that it may end up causing skin damage instead of improving it. There are way too many precautions when using it that I thought to myself, is it even worth the plunge? But then, my other self won’t stop nagging: you wouldn’t know unless you try!

It goes without telling that in the end, my guts won, otherwise, I wouldn’t be here talking about acid. Truth be told, The Ordinary Lactic Acid is not the first active that I have tried, it’s my second actually. I bought this because I was looking for a milder alternative since I am a little overwhelmed by its bold sister –The Ordinary AHA 30%  BHA 2% Peeling Solution but hey, that’s another story!

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[REVIEW] Skinfood Tea Tree Bubble Cleansing Foam

[REVIEW] Skinfood Tea Tree Bubble Cleansing Foam

Skinfood Tea Tree Bubble Cleansing Foam Review:

I was very much excited for September to come because it’s my birthday month, only to be left distressed. It had been an emotionally challenging month, to say the least. Unfortunately for me, all the stress, sleepless nights and binge eating have taken its toll and it shows all over my face. I had a massive breakout (yay for the breakout of the year) and it’s starting to sadden me. Instinctively, I went on to a skincare diet. I discontinued using acids and putting new stuff on my face to avoid (acne) triggers and just let my skin breathe.

I focused on hydration/moisturization to help my skin heal but even with outmost effort to battle acne, it seems that I am losing. Another day, another acne; that’s how it’s been for weeks and I was starting to get overly sad about it. I looked for a potent ingredient that fights acne and tee tree caught my attention.

Since my skin reacted well with Naruko mask (green) when I last broke out, I considered getting my hands on anything tea tree. And since I am almost done with my Cosrx Low pH cleanser (I’m not entirely impressed, plus I hate the smell), I thought I should replace it with another tea tree cleanser and that’s how I ended buying Skinfood Tea Tree Bubble Cleansing Foam!

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[REVIEW] Pixi Peel & Polish

[REVIEW] Pixi Peel & Polish

Pixi Peel & Polish Review:

After dipping my toe into the world of Pixi Beauty, starting with the cult favourite Pixi Glow Tonic, I became very much interested in trying out more of their products. And the next product that caught my eye was the Pixi Peel & Polish.

Pixi Peel & Polish is a resurfacing concentrate mask, which contains 6% lactic acid, papaya fruit extract and sugar cane extract. It also has tiny granules in it that can act as a gentle physical exfoliator. I’ve stopped using physical exfoliants for a long time, but I was very much interested to incorporate lactic acid into my skincare routine (I have tried glycolic and mandelic acid previously), and this product seems gentle and intriguing enough for me to not to give it a try.

So, do I end up loving this Pixi Peel & Polish, or otherwise? Lets find out.

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[REVIEW] Missha Near Skin Total Ceramide Cream

[REVIEW] Missha Near Skin Total Ceramide Cream

Missha Near Skin Total Ceramide Cream Review:

I often wonder why it is so difficult to find a skincare product that adheres to my skin well and also dislike its sensitivity as it makes me flush often. So I read up on ingredients that will be good for my skin type, hoping to find the holy grail product.

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[REVIEW] Aritaum Baby Face Ampoule Collagen

[REVIEW] Aritaum Baby Face Ampoule Collagen

Aritaum Baby Face Ampoule Collagen Review:

The best thing about promotions is when you buy something not really knowing what to expect and it turns out to be a surprise. I think most people who do this end up having bad surprises, but the good ones make it worth it. This one was definitely a good surprise!

Yes, sure it only lasts for 6 days but 1) that’s perfect for vacation 2) usually ampoules are meant to be used one (however much the amount of the package is) all at once as a one round of treatment and that’s how I used this one! One in the morning, one at night, without any mistake! I think that, for such a short treatment the results were quite good!

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